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Resource Development: Breaking Down a Donated Dollar

Nonprofit Business Expenses Donations Allocations

Fueled by their ambitious visions, many nonprofits seek to make the most of their time, resources, and efforts. Resource development, a process-oriented plan, can greatly help nonprofits optimize their efforts.

Resource development is a nonprofit's organized, ongoing plan to allocate resources to cover expenses, begin fundraising, and cover any additional expenses.Responsible resource development represents a nonprofit's ongoing commitment and initiative to serve.

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Giva Salutes: The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here!

The Mission Continues provides "new missions," such as volunteer work at nonprofits, for veterans adjusting to civilian life. Founded by Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, who returned from Iraq in 2007 after his honorable discharge, he used his own combat money to create the nonprofit, which turned into a federally approved organization soon after.

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Giva Salutes: A Home Within

A Home Within

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here!

At A Home Within, a community of trained volunteer therapists believe "relationships matter because relationships heal."

Founded in 1994, A Home Within is the nation's first organization to provide emotional assistance to foster youth. Approved by both the American Psychological Association and the Board of Behavioral Sciences, A Home Within provides free one-on-one therapy sessions "for as long as it takes" to assist emotionally-distressed children.

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Case Studies in CSR: Lego to Invest $150 Million in Sustainability Projects

Lego & CSR

Lego, the world's leading manufacturer of tiny toy blocks has made a giant leap in its efforts to go green, beyond merely the color of its blocks. Lego Group feels it has a unique responsibility to children, the builders of tomorrow, and is subsequently investing $150 million over the next 15 years as a broad effort to make the toys better for the environment.

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Giva Salutes: Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here.

Goodwill's core philosophy "A hand up, not a hand out" helped more than 260,000 people find employment opportunities last year. This nonprofit began in 1902 when the Reverend Edgar J. Helms collected household items from his Boston neighborhood and recruited volunteers to repair those items.

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Going Green Hall of Fame: Top 4 Recent CSR Environmental Initiatives

CSR & Environmentally Friendly Going Green Initiatives

The world is progressing toward a environmentally-friendly future every day. Many are contributing to this change, but some do it better than others. Giva has compiled a list of the top 4 "Going Green" CSR initiatives from the recent past. These companies, projects, and organizations exemplify the ongoing push for reduced waste, conservation of natural resources, better energy efficiency, and an overall cleaner environment.

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4 Top CSR and Sustainability Apps for Smartphone Shoppers

Mobile Phone App Shopping

To meet the demand of modern shoppers, many app developers have created tools which dispense information regarding socially responsible practices. Google recently conducted a study and concluded that as many as 84% of smartphone shoppers use their phone to help shop for products. More than ever, the mobile market is a hub for socially-conscious shoppers and app developers. Here are some highlights:

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A Dreamcatcher’s Guide to Beginning a Nonprofit: Eclectic Tips & Insights

Guide to Starting a Nonprofit

National philanthropic giving rates are projected to rise by nearly 10% over the next two years. These numbers bode well for the many people now finally realizing their dreams of establishing a nonprofit.

In this short guide, we capture the words of wisdom that might have managed to slip past a dreamcatcher's net. The following advice and resources may turn a long-held dream into a sustainable, successful reality!

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Giva Salutes: KIND Healthy Snacks

KIND Snacks Logo

Here at Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here.

What should be the main goal of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) within a company? Should it be directed towards satisfying the demands of stakeholders by giving time and money to charitable causes? Should it strive to gain customer loyalty from its philanthropic efforts and thus reap benefits from increased sales and external interest in the company's stock? Or should it be implemented in response to pending legislation or criticism of the company's business practices?

Daniel Lubetzky, founder of the natural food company, KIND Healthy Snacks, doesn't seem to be satisfied with any of the above approaches.

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Giva Salutes: MEND Poverty

Mend Poverty

At Giva we search for organizations, large and small, that are doing a great job of changing the world around them for the better; and we are pleased to salute them here.

MEND Poverty, a nonprofit dedicated to serving the homeless population of San Fernando Valley, California, promises to "Meet Each Need with Dignity." Founded in the 1970s, this organization provides emergency food, clothing, healthcare, and job training skills–all for no cost.

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